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Headword: Εἰς τὸν ἀγρὸν ἀποβλέπων
Adler number: epsiloniota,320
Translated headword: looking away into the countryside
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Aristophanes [sc. says this]. For those who are at war and under siege look away into the countryside, wishing to be in it.
Greek Original:
Εἰς τὸν ἀγρὸν ἀποβλέπων: Ἀριστοφάνης. οἱ γὰρ πολεμούμενοι καὶ πολιορκούμενοι ἐπὶ τὸν ἀγρὸν ἀποβλέπουσιν, ἐπιθυμοῦντες ἐν αὐτῷ εἶναι.
Note:
Aristophanes, Acharnians 32, with (fair) comment from the scholia there. The phrase is uttered by the protagonist Dikaiopolis, representative of the many rural Athenians now evacuees in town. See text at web address 1.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: agriculture; comedy; daily life; ethics; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 February 2002@03:09:12.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link and keyword) on 27 February 2002@22:57:01.
David Whitehead on 19 October 2003@06:05:51.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 7 October 2005@06:19:53.
David Whitehead on 28 November 2012@05:51:43.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 1 December 2012@01:56:36.

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